Day 1: Windhoek
Meet and greet by our representative. We proceed to your guesthouse and after some time at leisure an afternoon township tour is scheduled to be concluded with an optional dinner with a local family, an experience that will last with you for many years. Accommodation - Guest house. Includes: (A), (D), (B&B).
Day 2: Gondwana National Park
Your journey takes you to the Gondwana National park only a stone’s throw away from the second largest canyon in the world. Accommodation - Lodge. Includes: (B&B).
Day 3: Fish River Canyon Hike
After a short drive we reach the Main Viewpoint, which marks the start of the hike. We will be on the move for about 8 hours each day. The 500m descent into the Canyon takes us about 2 hours due to the steep route and loose rocks. However the view into the canyon landscape is spectacular. Finally we reach the bottom and our route continues for 13 km through boulders and rough sand. The water in the canyon is drinkable (Microspore or similar purifying tablets can be used as an additional precaution). Exhausted we reach “Palms Springs” with its thermal sulphur pools, an enjoyment for our tired muscles. Walking time: 7-8 hrs. Overnight under thousand stars; 500m descent; Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Table Mountain & Three Sisters rock towers
Today our route takes us along the riverbed, which we cross several times, depending on the water level. It is advisable to take trekking sandals along for river crossings. The ground consists mostly of gravel, pebbles and deep sand. About 15 km from Palm Springs we will pass the “Table Mountain” named after its “mother” near Cape Town. We will sleep close to the “Three Sisters rock towers”, which are illuminated red by the setting sun. Walking time: 7-8 hrs. Overnight under thousand stars. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Four finger rocks
After breakfast we climb a hill from which we have a beautiful view of a rock formation consisting of four thick pinnacles, known as the “four finger rocks”. Another highlight for today is the Von Trotha’s grave; second Lieutenant Thilo Von Trotha, a nephew of the well-known Lieutenant General Lothar von Trotha died here in 1905 during a confrontation between German soldiers and native Namas. Fish River was always been considered an oasis of life being a reliable source of water. We spend another night under the overwhelming African sky. Walking time: 7-8 hours. Overnight under stars. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Fish River Canyon Hike
As we carry on along the riverbed walking gets easier, but remains sandy and rocky. The canyon widens out. Legend has it that a fleeing dragon left behind him the 160 km long and 450m deep furrow, which is now the second largest canyon of the world. Another adventures day slowly comes to an end. Walking time: 7 - 8 hrs. Overnight under stars. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Ai Ais
After 10 km we reach Ai Ais (Nama word meaning very hot). The hot water from the natural spring is pumped into a swimming pool, which we will take advantage of. We will wash off the dust of the previous days with a cold beer and a swim before we get picked up and transferred to our lodge. Accommodation - Lodge. includes: (B&B).
Day 8: Windhoek
After breakfast we will head back to Windhoek, where we will have the evening at leisure or have dinner at the Joe’s beer house the most famous restaurant on the African continent. Accommodation - Guesthouse. Includes: (B&B).
Day 9: Departure Day
After breakfast have time for some shopping before transfer to the airport where your explorer ends!
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